There sometimes comes a time in a relationship where that hard question of “do you still want this” has to be asked. This really isn’t a yes/no question, but a “yes/not yes” question. It doesn’t really matter what you say, but if the first word isn’t yes, then the answer is no. If you say “I don’t know” with no justification it is no. If you say “I’ve been busy and tired and you caught me at a bad time”, that’s a no.
I recently had the joy of having to ask this, and getting the wrong response. I had to cut my losses. This really isn’t that hard, if after a few months you can’t make up your mind, then it’s over. I don’t know why you had to string it along for so long, but I started to get my doubts. It just sucks that I had to cut it off. I really liked her, and I thought we really had something until recently when she got more distant.
I feel like I have failed at being human, if that makes sense. Every single time I find someone, something goes wrong- whether it be moving too fast, too slow, being too needy, etc. The whole thing about girls wanting a nice guy is pretty much bullshit. They want attention, and asshole guys give them plenty of that. Let me give you a tip ladies: Go find the shy guy sitting alone at the bar. Us introverts need love too. Try dating a geek; as it has been noted “on the internets”, us geeks aren’t like the assholes that will come up and just try to get in bed with you.
“Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.’”
— Isaac Asimov
It is too bad, but after watching the Christine O’Donnell debate, I feel this is appropriate. She comes on as a Tea Party candidate, the whole “going back to the constitution” movement, but she DOESN’T KNOW THE CONSTITUTION. When the topic of evolution vs creation/ID came up, she didn’t understand that the first amendment of our constitution makes sure that the government stays neutral to religion. I can’t believe that she is even a candidate, let alone her agreeing to a debate at a Law College.
Driving in California can sometimes be a bit of an adventure. It seems that there are 4 different types of horrible drivers.
- The cranial-rectal-insertion driver – This driver has their head so far up their ass that they can’t seem to see the lines on the road. Turn signals are optional, and they are in whatever lane is moving the fastest, whether that means making a triple lane change or tailgating so close that they can read the song playing on your car radio.
- The “old person” – This driver doesn’t seem to understand how the lanes are supposed to work. The LEFT lanes are for the faster drivers, and the RIGHT lanes are for the slower drivers. This driver doesn’t seem to understand this, and will drive 55 in the middle lane, forcing everyone to go around on both sides.
- The blind spot driver – This driver makes ever possible attempt at staying in your blind spot. You speed up, they speed up. You slow down, they slow down. Eventually one of you punches it, gets ahead, and changes lanes.
- “I Can’t fucking park” – Do you really need to take up 3 spots? Your lifted truck doesn’t qualify as a compact car.
You know, it is getting really old having to restore my ipod about every month. Takes fucking forever to copy everything over on USB 2.0.
If the automobile had followed the same development cycle as the computer, a Rolls-Royce would today cost $100, get a million miles per gallon, and explode once a year, killing everyone inside.
Robert X. Cringely, InfoWorld magazine
“We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.” – Dali Lama
Max thinks he is a human. He also loves my bed.
Errorgance: To be twice as certain as someone who is merely arrogant, while possessing only one-tenth the requisite facts.
I found this term while browsing the atheist experience blog post on episode #675. The comments and discussion largely focused on the last caller to the show, whose dialog can be seen on youtube here. The caller, Troy, starts to make comments on the existence of the universe, and how the inability of the show hosts to prove that there must be a naturalistic explanation, that therefore the christian god must be the answer. Throughout the call, and subsequent comment to the blog post, he continually used logically fallacies and then accused the hosts of the same fallacies. The biggest problem with his arguments is the “false dichotomy” or “false dilemma” fallacy. Via wikipedia: “The logical fallacy of false dilemma (also called false dichotomy, the either-or fallacy) involves a situation in which only two alternatives are considered, when in fact there are other options.” Every time this was brought up he made another assumption. It seems that reasoning with theists is pointless sometimes.
*note – I am not one of these “militant atheists” that everyone seems to be freaking out about, but my views are best described as the following:
I really didn’t want it to come to this, but she just didn’t get the message. I try not to be an asshole unless it is absolutely necessary, but it was time to go on the offensive. I normally don’t publicly attack people, nor do I do it on their facebook wall. I have to admit, it was kind of fun to do. I called out her BS, struck the nerve I wanted, and promptly blocked her.
It feels good to finally be done with her….it had just caused me too much pain and it was time.